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Dominikanerinnenkloster St. Katharina
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The "Book of Sisters"
Paper · 257/266 ff. · 31 x 23.5 cm · St. Gall · about 1480 (?)
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The title of this manuscript is misleading: it does not mean, as it would in formal research, a collection of short biographies of the sisters of a particular cloister written by close associates in the following generation of sisters. On closer examination, the contents of the St. Gall Book of Sisters has two parts, probably composed at the beginning of the 1480s: Part 1, fols. jr-xxiiijv (pp. 5-14r of the new pagination): digests of the history of the cloister during the years 1229-1488, with references to supporting documents. Part 2, fols. xxvir-xxxvjr: letters exchanged between the Dominican nuns of St. Gall and those of the convent of St. Katherine in Nurnberg; fols. xlviijr-CClvjr are not in letter form (without salutations and formulas of greeting, etc.), but rather are records of Nurnberg usances (financial transactions) edited in report form, grouped by themes; fols. CCLIXr-CCLXIVv: a register. (men)
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Mengis Simone, Schreibende Frauen um 1500. Scriptorium und Bibliothek des Dominikanerinnenklosters St. Katharina St. Gallen (Scrinium Friburgense 28), Berlin 2013, S. 309-311.
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10.5076/e-codices-kaw-SrBuch (
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Wil, Dominikanerinnenkloster St. Katharina, Schwesternbuch: The "Book of Sisters" (
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Antje Willing (Hg.), Das 'Konventsbuch' und das 'Schwesternbuch' aus St. Katharina in St. Gallen, kritische Edition und Kommentar. Texte des späten Mitttelalters und der frühen Neuzeit, Bd. 54. Berlin, 2016.

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